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I had traded for a Ruger Super Blackhawk in 44 Magnum. I shot it a couple of day's and for my small hands I believe that I will be staying with my 3 Redhawk's and my 2 GP100's . I took the Blackhawk to the LGS yesterday (11-27-2015) and traded it in on a Redhawk in 45acp /45 Colt 4.2" (which fits my hands perfect) and a Henry Rifle in 45 Colt ( Big Boy Steel ). I asked the LGS if he could get the Henry in just a Big Boy and he said he could. I was going to order one when he brought out a .357 Big Boy for comparison. There were things that the steel version had that I really liked over the Big Boy Brass. I liked the swivel studs already mounted (No barrel band) I also thought that me being a reloader that the steel receiver would be stronger. I put them side by side and the profile was exactly the same. So I bought the Steel Big Boy. Very Happy with it.
Took it out to the range and shot dead on at 25 yards without sight adjustment. Now I have to re-sight it in because I found a Skinner Peep sight that I had put away that did not fit any of my rifles at the time. Went right on this Big Boy Steel. I have the plug coming for the rear sight dove tail but currently it is lowered to keep it out of the way. I hope the front sight and Skinner peep are lined up OK. I have the rear peep all the way down and I do believe that is where it needs to be, I will see Sunday 11-29 if the rain lets up. Anyway here are the pictures of the duo.
The Redhawk took just a couple of adjustments and it was right on Great Shooter. Very enjoyable.
By the way I have never had a bad put together Henry. I have not had one for a while, but this one is staying, I have already ordered the loading dies for it.







 

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Thanks guy's,
I have the Die set ordered. I bought some 250 grain cartridges for it the same day and the were $44. Definitely be reloading these.
But now I have a 44 Mag Redhawk 7.5" and a Marlin 1894 Rifle. I have a 357 Mag Redhawk and a Marlin 1894CB, and now the Henry and Redhawk in 45 Colt. Can beat that set up. All covered except the 41 Mag and not interested in that caliber at all.
 

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Wow gotta love that Henry Big Boy Steel lever, and man our Ruger Redhawk .45LC/.45 acp way cool BTW great pictures!!! I have 2 lever rifles in .357 Magnum, but now I want either a Ruger Vaquero BirdsHead .45acp but your Redhawk .45 acp sure looks tempting!!!
 

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You guy's really should try a Redhawk. I have three total, a 44 Mag, .357 Mag and this 45 Colt. They are the most comfortable shooters out there. I Love them.
 

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Very nice additions. Look like belong together.
 
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